First Posted: 5/1/2009

MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Genevieve Norman Martin, 66, of 775 Old Buck Shoals Road, Mount Airy, wife of Mr. John F. Martin Sr., passed away Friday morning at her home. She was born April 11, 1943, in Surry County to the late Carl and Ethel Willard Norman. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mount Airy Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her husband, Mr. John F. Martin Sr. of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Brent Hawks of Boonville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John Franklin Martin Jr. and Teresa, Bill and Flo Martin and Bryan and Becky Martin, all of Mount Airy; eight grandchildren and spouses, Jared and Amy Hawks, Allison Hawks, Kaitlyn Hawks, Emily Martin, Megan Chapman, Will Martin, Bryan Martin and Belle Martin; one great-grandchild, Laila Hawks; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Doug Wood of Cana, Va., and Debbie and Jeff Darnell Elkin; a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Carolyn Norman of Mount Airy; stepmother, Sarah Norman of Mount Airy; stepsisters and spouses, Gail and Maynard Horton of Stuart, Va., and Glenda and Tommy Cain of Pilot Mountain; and two stepbrothers, Russell Knott of Mount Airy and H.R. Knott of Mount Airy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Roger Knott; and a special nephew, Darin Calloway. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Arnold Beard and the Rev. Richard Loman. Burial will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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